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Manvel “Skid” Romain Krostue, 90

Manvel “Skid” Romain Krostue, 90, of Fisher, MN died at his home on Friday, March 18th, 2011.
Manvel was born on March 25th, 1920 in Bygland, MN, the son of Lawrence and Torbjor (Jorgenson) Krostue.  Manvel attended school in Bygland School District #92.  He married Jean Sorenson of Grand Forks, ND on May 4th, 1942 in Fisher, MN. They made their home together on the family farm in Bygland Township, where they raised beef cattle, sugar beets, potatoes, and small grains.  He served on the Bygland Town Board for 45 years, served as a board member for the Rural School District #92 in Bygland, MN, was a member of the Bygland Lutheran Church Council, and a Luther League advisor for many years. He was also instrumental in the establishment of Kristen’s Bridal in Grand Forks, ND.
Manvel was a fair and honest man who took great pride in his family, his community, and the land he farmed, and was a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend who truly enjoyed visiting with his neighbors. He was an incredible man who will be deeply missed.
Manvel is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Torbjor Krostue, two brothers, Gunder and Clayton Krostue, two sisters, Alice (Theodore) Knutson, and Myra (Joseph) Thorson.
He is survived by his son, Roger Krostue of Fisher, MN, three daughters, Karen (Raymond “Tony”) Hunt of Robinson, IL, Nancy (Richard) Zalewski of Fisher, MN, Cheryl (Bradley) Tupa of Fisher, MN, one sister, Glendora Knutson of Crookston, MN, and eight grandchildren, Lynda (Martin) Krueger of Lincoln, NE, Kathy (Darin) Barker of Grand Forks, ND, Michael (Tanya) Gillies of East Grand Forks, MN, Jenna Hunt (Jeff Lutz) of Grand Forks, ND, Kristen (James) Williams of Casselton, ND, Steven Zalewski of St. Louis Park, MN, Jonathan Tupa of Fisher, MN, and Ryan Tupa of Fisher, MN, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Luella Krostue of East Grand Forks, MN.
The family respectively asks that memorials be given to Bygland Lutheran Church or the charity of choice.
Funeral Service:  2:30 PM on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Bygland Lutheran Church of rural Fisher, MN.
Visitation:  5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:45 PM Prayer Service on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN
Interment:  Bygland North Lutheran Cemetery later this spring
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Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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